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Note also derived adjective apsere 'full'.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Examples

(2)
Ynd nungama kap yapndn.
ynd
1sgERG
nu-ngama
water-ABL
kap
cup(ABS)
y-ap-nd-n
3sgU:α-fill-PST.PF-1sgA
‘I filled the cup with water.’
(4)
Kap nungama wapsmne ym.
kap
cup
nu-ngama
water-ABL
wap-s-mne
fill-NLZR-ORIG
y-m
3sgU-be
‘The cup has been filled with water.’
(7)
Kap nungama apsere ym.
kap
cup
nu-ngama
water-ABL
apsere
full
y-m
3sgU-be
‘The cup is full of water.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# FILL Coding set Argument type
1 filler NP-erg & V.act A
2 filled container NP-abs & und.V P
3 filling material NP-abl I

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
R At this stage, middle form is inferred from infinitive only; need to check for finite form. y
(5)
‘The small-necked bottle is difficult to fill.’
(6)
‘The broad-necked bottle is easy to fill.’
C
y
U
n
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
C
y
U
n
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
C
y
U
n
U
n